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John Hupert Letter Written in 1849

The following letter appeared in The Church Advocate (Harrisburg, PA) Sept.1, 1849,
Vol. 14 #9, Pg 69. The letter mentions the cholera epidemic in Adams County that year.

Payson, Adams Co., Illinois
July 21, 1849

Brother Winebrenner,

I take my pen in hand to inform you that we are all well at present, and have been so since we left the East. But the Cholera is raging all around us. St. Louis has lost 5,000 of its inhabitants, and Quincy lost from 10 to 25 per day; but the pestilence is now on a decrease. There is but little business doing at present. Payson is a very healthy place, and is crowded with people from different parts of the country, who have fled from the Cholera. It is situated on a beautiful prairie, and surrounded by a good country. Work is plenty for good preachers, and plenty of good material to work on. May the Lord send us a preacher soon.

Before I left the East I subscribed and paid for your valuable paper. I gave my subscription and Post Office address to brother Keller, but as yet have received no paper. I wrote to brother Hinney on the subject, but received no answer. I now embrace the opportunity to inform you to send on my paper.

I remain yours in the Lord,
John Hupert

N.B.- Brother Hupert is informed that his paper went to Quincy for a while, but now goes with McFall's to Payson, Adams County, Illinois. Editor

Letter supplied by Janet Taylor

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